Strawberry pots can be used for a variety of plants including various herbs, perennials, and annuals.
If you do want to grow strawberries, this has helpful beginner information. And this has ideas for creative strawberry growing containers.
If you have a traditional strawberry pot like this one, there’s plenty of growing options besides strawberries. Basically, so long as you can provide the necessary root space, water, and light, any plants will do. The advantage to a container like this is the room to spill over, down the sides. I’ll show you some ideas I like as well as a reuse for a broken strawberry pot.
Strawberry pots come in a variety of materials, textures, and colours. You can see various options here on Amazon.com.
Move Over, Strawberries!
1 Succulents in a Strawberry Pot
Barb of Our Fairfield Home & Garden created this gorgeous strawberry pot filled with a variety of succulents. Unless you have added some sort of drip irrigation inside, these pots can be difficult to water thoroughly. Succulents are a great option because, although they need water, they will tolerate some drought conditions. You can see the planting instructions here.
2 Strawberry Pot with Annuals
I actually planted this next one using some leftover annuals in the spring. The plants had been neglected and dried out but I thought I’d give them one more chance (really, the attention they needed). And it worked. It doesn’t look like much here but, as the season went on, everything filled out nicely and covered the entire container with pops of colour.
Keep in mind that clay strawberry pots do not retain moisture the way plastic pots do. You will need to check them daily, keep the plants out of direct, hot sun, and add some drip irrigation if you will be away for a few days.
3 Strawberry Pot with Herbs
Patti of Garden Matter created this herb planter. You can see how she placed the trailing plants in the side holes and the upright basil in the top. This will look gorgeous as it fills out. The colour of the container is also a nice choice. See how to assemble this herb planter here.
4 Broken Strawberry Pot Planter
Crash! When you smash a clay pot, it’s not game over. Here the gardener turned it into garden art in an old wheelbarrow. There’s few garden problems that flowers and art can’t solve. Click here to see more creative flower container ideas.
More Strawberry Pot Ideas
I have this gallery of ideas on Pinterest showing dozens of creative uses for strawberry pots including ways to decorate the pots as well as beautiful and unusual plantings. You can see everything here.